After a phase in which his art dealt mainly with biblical, historical and allegorical subjects, Beckmann painted pictures showing humanity "in extremis", both physical and spiritual. This book analyzes the thematic complexes in Beckmann's visual world and traces the myths of the man and the art.
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Reinhard Spieler, born 1964, studied art history, classical archaeology and modern German literature in Munich, Berlin and Paris. He received his Ph.D. in 1997, with a doctoral thesis on Max Beckmann’s triptychs. He has been director of the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen on the Rhine since 2007 and teaches at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and at the universities of Düsseldorf, Bern and Heidelberg. He has published frequently on early modern and contemporary art.
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Descripción Taschen, U.S.A., 2002. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. Brand new book. Max Beckmann (1884-1950) found his central theme in the loneliness of the twentieth century man, threatened by catastrophe and torn between materialism and freedom of mind and spirit. His early pictures showed the influence of Impressionism, with a preponderance of biblical, historical, and allegorical themes. World War I made a deep impression on him: somewhere between Expressionism and Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity), the succinct forms and hard contours in his memorable paintings and graphic works showed man at the limit of physical and mental endurance. Later, the harshness and severity of his style softened and his colors became more radiant, but the monumentality remained. Theater, circus, and music hall became parables of human existence. Beckmann's work is concerned with the fundamental conditions of human existence and the tragic entanglement of the human being dependent on the whims of gods, sexuality, and society. His relentless search for knowledge, his uncompromising commitment to the picture, and his belief in the power of its form and color give his work it's distinctive, fascinating character, and have earned him a high-ranking place among the artists of the twentieth century. Nº de ref. de la librería 000786
Descripción Taschen, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX3822820385
Descripción Taschen, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P113822820385